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Olham

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Yaaahoohoooo!!!! I felt like the bomber commander with the cowboy hat riding the nuklear bomb,

in Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove or how I learnt to love the bomb".

And I don't know, if this had been possible (were did the aileron cables on a D III go through ?).

But I just made an emergency landing with my Albatros D III, after ramming a Sopwith Pup into

the ground (not in purpose, that). I almost broke the stick off, pushing it to the right; nose below

horizon, rudder 2/3 right, I managed to approach an open meadow, banking slightly to the right.

And survived it! Yahooohoooo!!!

Edited by Olham

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Yes, thanks, Rickity! How's it going your end? What are you flying lately?

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I've been kinda ill and not flown much. I did manage to fly MP today with doves and hawks. Man I wish you were there! Great fun. Makes flying and the guys on the forum that participate seem more real. I loved the voices from overseas. I felt like a proper yank flying with my brit brothers. I would like to fly the darkside too though, haha.

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I will only be able to join that, when my rig is uprated to good performance, and with a firewall.

(So far, I'm in the web with my older rig, but play on the next generation.)

How do you speak with the others?

I'll surely join this, as soon as possible - promised!

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Hi, O,

 

(were did the aileron cables on a D III go through ?).

 

Through the bottom wings, then up behind the interplane struts to the ailerons. All Alb D.-types had their ailerons cables routed this way, save for the D.V which had them come up in front of the cockpit and then out through the upper wing.

 

Okay, I haven't flown in a while and those screenies make me want to take one up.

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I will only be able to join that, when my rig is uprated to good performance, and with a firewall.

(So far, I'm in the web with my older rig, but play on the next generation.)

How do you speak with the others?

I'll surely join this, as soon as possible - promised!

 

 

We use headset with microphone on Teamspeak. I just got done flying with Sittingduck and Stumpjumper. I wasn't much help in the mission but had a great time. Saw my first Zeps in the game. They looked sweet.

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Should the lift difference between the two sides be much greater than that? That is, how is it the controls can compensate for such a difference in the lift between the two sides? Perhaps the wing is pretty small, but still-- in theory that plane should spin severely, shouldn't it?

 

Maybe, maybe not, just some thoughts that come up.

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I admit - most of the other times such damage happened, I just crashed.

And in this case, it must have been the left aileron totally stuck in a helpful position, by the damage.

Otherwise, I would have had no chance to balance her, no matter how hard I pushed the stick right.

But sometimes, there's an angel...

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